12 janvier 2019

A small iron-red-decorated blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1669. A small iron-red-decorated blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 9½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The flattened rounded body raised on a rounded rectangular foot and painted in shaded iron-red on each side with two phoenixes confronted below a flaming pearl amidst underglaze blue composite foliate scroll bearing various iron-red flowers,... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2018

Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne at BRAFA 2019, Stand 3c

Chinese 'famille verte' porcelain 'Rouleau' vase showing the battle of Kunyang, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 41 cm. © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne at BRAFA 2019, Stand 3c. Vase decorated with the battle of Kunyang that took place under the Han dynasty, including a very rare representation of a leopard. Provenance: private collection, France. Chinese 'famille verte' porcelain dish with Kingdom of France armorial, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 38.3 cm. © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne at... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

A rare finely painted Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3607. A rare finely painted Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 27.8 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (152,868 - 191,085 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a slightly concave base to a cylindrical neck gradually flaring towards the rim, set with a pair of ruyi scrolled handles, the body deftly painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with simulated 'heaped and piled' effect,... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

An outstanding, fine and rare copper-red moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 113. An outstanding, fine and rare copper-red moonflask, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 17.5 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD (318,500 - 445,900 USD). Lot Sold 11,520,000 HKD (1,469,491 USD).Photo: Sotheby's. modelled after a Middle Eastern metal prototype, generously potted with a flattened spherical body set with two circular bosses at the sides, rising to a garlic neck flanked by a pair of angular strap handles... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 339. A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795);19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 384,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The convex sides well painted with eight petals enclosing the bajixiang radiating from a raised central boss decorated with a flowerhead, the narrow sides decorated with a band of stylized lotus scroll and the neck, which is flanked by leaf scroll... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2018

A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2053. A rare Ming-style blue and white moonflask, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 46 cm., 18 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (96,406 — 144,609 EUR). Lot Sold 2,900,000 HKD (279,577 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of flattened globular form set with a tall waisted neck flanked by a pair of dragon handles, painted to either side in vivid cobalt blue with undulating composite floral scrolls, between pendant trefoils and upright stylised lappets, all... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2018

A magnificent blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2751. A magnificent blue and white moonflask, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000,000 - HKD 80,000,000. Price realised HKD 69,850,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The circular body of oval section is raised on a splayed base and surmounted by a waisted neck flanked by bat-form handles holding lingzhi in their mouths, each side is finely painted in varying shades of bright cobalt... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A rare and exceptional small pink-ground famille rose moonflask, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period

Lot 17. A rare and exceptional small pink-ground famille rose moonflask, Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron-red and of the period (1736-1795); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 600,000 - GBP 800,000 (USD 841,800 - USD 1,122,400). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The moonflask is finely potted with a flattened circular shape, supported on a spreading oval foot. The short, waisted neck terminates in an incurved mouth, flanked by two loop handles. The exterior of the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

A rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425) 

Lot 1480. A rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425); 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Raised on a short, rounded rectangular foot, each convex side painted in underglaze blue of dark, inky tone with a stylized flower formed by eight palmette-joined petals radiating from a central yinyang motif encircled by a narrow petal band, all within an outer diaper border, the narrow... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2018

A blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 193. A blue and white moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 24.2cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,625 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2009 the flattened circular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck flanked by a pair of ruyihandles, moulded in low relief to the front and back face with a peach-shaped panel painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with bats amongst fruiting peach sprays, reserved on a leafy floral scroll... [Lire la suite]